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Microsoft To Open Datacentre In Pune

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Microsoft today announced that it would be opening a datacentre in Pune by the end of the year, one of the three that it would be opening in India. Last year the company had announced that it would offer Microsoft Azure and Office 365 cloud services from the local datacentres by the end of 2015. The company has 19 regional data centres globally, set up at a combined investment of $4.5billion. Speaking at the launch of the Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Programme at the Microsoft Azure Conference, Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India, said, “The cloud accelerator programme is designed to help India move to the the cloud and in turn, help ‘Make in India’ a reality. This will open up new possibilities in e-governance, financial inclusion, healthcare and education.”

The key aim is to increase the adoption of the cloud, whether public, private or a hybrid model, among enterprises and government organizations. The accelerator programme will help enterprises plan local cloud roadmaps by providing a decision framework. The Cloud Decision Framework, aimed primarily at PSUs, government departments and the banking and financial services sector to help them make the transition to the cloud. Original post at ET Telecom

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